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August 25, 2018

Ancient Bodaiji Ginkgo Okayama, Japan

The enormous Bodaiji Ginkgo tree is situated on the mountain side of Nagi National Park on the grounds of temple Bodaiji. It is a natural monument and a symbol of Okayama in Japan.

Legend has it that the Buddhist reformer Hōnen planted this tree in the first half of the 12th century when he began his initiation as a monk. The tree is said to have sprouted from a staff he stuck in the ground. 
During the Edo period (1603–1868) a heavy snowfall bowed a large branch to the ground, allowing chichi to take root and eventually form a new trunk.
It is now c. 40 m tall, 13 m wide and has many aerial roots (chichi).

Location: 1532 Kōen, Nagi, Katsuta-gun, Okayama Prefecture, 708-1307.

Some videos of this giant Ginkgo tree:

Video by NHK Okayama Video Club on YouTube.

Video by Re&Lin 8m2-film on YouTube.

More: Another video taken by a drone on YouTube.


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